Computer Club (Churston)
In this term’s Computer Club children from Year 3 and 4 have been learning how to code and created their own stop motion animation.
We used software called Scratch to help us use programming language to control our Sprite (character) to carry out our instructions. This helped us to learn how to use the programming blocks to build a script which would make our Sprite do all kinds of things; change colour automatically, move around the page by using specific key presses, follow our mouse pointer wherever it went and even speak. We also used Scratch to create our very own Pong game for our friends to play.
During our busy club we have also been creating our own stop motion animation videos using a piece of software called JellyCam. Our task was to learn how to use a webcam and the JellyCam software to make still objects appear to come to life. We used a whiteboard and whiteboard marker to help us tell our story. By taking still frames of the slight changes we made with our marker on the whiteboard we were able to make it look as though the characters were moving by themselves as the frames were played back.